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Carter Phillips Named a Founding Member of the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change Initiative

Carter Phillips, chair of the firm’s Executive Committee, was named as an inaugural member of the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change initiative today. Catalyst—a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate the advancement of women in the workplace—launched the initiative to recognize CEOs and senior leaders who have made a visible impact on diversity and inclusion and gender equality within their organizations. The initiative will be celebrated at the 2017 Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner on March 8, 2017 in New York City.

Carter joins more than 40 business leaders and global companies as founding members of the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change initiative. These companies include: 3M, ABB Ltd., Accenture, Aramark, Avon Products, Inc., BMO U.S., Campbell Soup Company, CH2M Hill Companies Ltd., Colgate-Palmolive Company, Cylon Capital, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Dell Inc., Deloitte, DuPont, EY, Genpact, IBM Corporation, Kellogg Company, KeyCorp, KPMG International, McDonald's Corporation, Mondelēz International, Nationwide, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Pfizer Inc., Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Pitney Bowes Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rockwell Automation, Royal DSM, Sealed Air Corporation, Sidley Austin LLP, Sodexo, Target Corporation, The Boston Consulting Group, The Coca-Cola Company, The Hartford Financial Services Group, The Procter & Gamble Company, Unilever, UPS, Voya Financial, Walmart Stores, Inc. and Xerox Corporation.

Catalyst CEO Champions For Change members and their respective companies have pledged to further support diversity and inclusion and gender equality within their organizations. Member companies have also agreed to share their internal data on the representation of women in their workplaces with Catalyst. Catalyst will track, analyze and report on the progress in an effort to educate and inspire other organizations. 

Sidley is proud to join Catalyst CEO Champions For Change members in this new initiative to advance opportunities for women in the workplace. For more information on Sidley’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and efforts to promote women in the legal profession, please click here